The LEAD MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN is responsible for maintaining the physical integrity of the community at all times. This involves insuring a clean and well maintained living environment for residents, visitors and staff. It is the LEAD MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN'S duty to anticipate, identify and correct any and all problems involving the property and to implement procedures that will prevent such problems. An effective program of maintenance is essential in order to:
Maintain a clean and well maintained environment.
Cultivate resident satisfaction.
Protect the investment of the apartment property owner.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct all business in accordance with company policies and procedures, state and federal laws; e.g., OSHA, ADA, Fair Housing, etc.
Performs maintenance tasks personally and delegates to assistants. Oversees and occasionally inspects work performed by assistants.
Institutes and manages system for handling resident service requests. Completes work orders within 24 hours when possible.
Schedules maintenance personnel in conjunction with manager so that maintenance is available for emergency purposes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Conducts regularly scheduled safety meetings with entire staff; maintains and communicates HAZCOM standards. Keeps MSDS sheets current and readily accessible. Maintains thorough knowledge of pertinent laws and EPA and OSHA regulations governing proper storage and management of hazardous materials, including solvents, flammables, caustics and refrigerants.
Must be aware of the condition of the physical property throughout the community and immediately correct hazardous conditions; e.g., broken gates leading to the pool, broken steps, open holes, broken/burned out exterior lights.
Maintains accurate records regarding preventative maintenance, service requests (received and completed), expenditures, apartment make-ready status, work-in-progress, etc.
Schedules and performs minor and routine maintenance on all appropriate equipment on a regular basis. Inspects and maintains all tools in excellent condition.
Indoctrinates and assists in development of all subordinate maintenance staff. Instills a "safety first" attitude not only with maintenance technicians but with all staff members.
Instructs staff on proper use and guidelines for wearing safety items.
Complete all Grace Hill courses by the required deadlines. Commissions and bonuses will not be paid for anyone with past due Grace Hill courses.
Diagnoses and performs on a daily basis minor and routine maintenance/repair involving the following:
Electrical and plumbing
(including water lines)
A/C and heating systems
Water irrigation systems
Stairs, gates, fences, patios, railings
Tile, carpet, flooring
Roofing, gutters, fasteners
Electric fixtures and appliances
Shutters, doors, cabinets, windows
Boiler, gas and electric
Door locks, P.O. boxes and locks
Controlled access systems
Pool areas, tile, pool furniture
Ensures that all make-ready repairs and services are completed correctly and on schedule.
Reports all major repairs and requisitions to manager prior to any expenditure of funds.
Possesses knowledge of budget and budget compliance.
Changes locks and make ready keys.
Removes and transfers heavy appliances and equipment from storage area to apartment (or vise versa) as circumstances warrant. Assists in moving abandoned furniture, appliances, etc., to dumpster when necessary. Use a dolly or back support belt.
Maintains adequate inventory of spare parts and maintenance materials to handle most common repairs and situations.
Identifies all utility meter cut-offs, apartment and fixture cut-offs, sewer cleanouts and prepares maps indicating same.
Performs work area clean-up and safety related duties.
Ensures that storage areas remain locked when not in use.
Assists in keeping grounds neat and free of litter. Rakes, sweeps, shovels as circumstances warrant.
Performs any additional duties assigned by manager or property supervisor.
Position requires at least 3 years' experience in property maintenance or equivalent field.
40 hours per week. Weekends as circumstances warrant; on-call on a rotating basis and for emergencies.
Required to wear back support belt, wear goggles when working with specific equipment, wear masks and gloves and other safety equipment as tasks dictate.
An employee in this position must be knowledgeable and skilled in the safe use and maintenance of the following tools:
Hand Tools: Various wrenches, hammers, grips, saws, sledgehammers, snips, posthole diggers, etc.
Power Tools: Wrenches, grinders, sanders, drills, saws, etc.
User-Moved Aids: Wheelbarrows, dollies, hand trucks, buckets, hoists, jacks, step ladders, full ladders, double ladders.
Mechanical Equipment: Motors, pumps, compressors, blowers, electric and hand power augers, etc.
Measuring Devices: Calipers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, testing meters, PH tests, gauges, etc.
Job Type: Full-time